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A unique Mother’s Day gift

Whispering Woods Gallery vintage  postcards

Perfume, flowers and scarves are lovely, but why not give Mom something different this year? Take Mom back to a happy place from her youth. We have a large selection of her favorite places from the early 1900’s to the 1960’s.

Whispering Woods Galley is now on Instagram. Of course we offer Instagram frames too!

We would be honored if you follow Whispering Woods Gallery on Instagram. Check us out at WhisperingWoodsGallery.

Sometimes photos are so special that you want to look at them always.  Free your photos from your Instagram account with a 5 x 5″ or an 8 x 8″ square photoframe.  Not the perfect fit? We can cut you a custom mat on our computerized mat cutter before you can say, “Instagram!” We have some frames in stock and over a thousand to special order from. It’s easy to find the perfect frame for your special mobile moment.

Instagram Frames

Whispering Woods Gallery offers Instagram frames.

Whispering Woods Gallery captures a First Place in Design Star 2015

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Whispering Woods Gallery won first place in the Textiles category at Design Star in Las Vegas January 26, 2015.

We are delighted to announce that Whispering Woods Gallery won first place in the Textiles category at the Design Star Competition hosted by Larson Juhl on January 26, 2015.  This competition gave framers the opportunity to showcase their design skills.  Framers entered by submitting digital photos of their entries in seven categories: Objects, Mirrors, Textiles, Documents, Art on Canvas, Art on Paper and Photography.

It was an exciting night at the West Coast Art and Frame Show in Las Vegas and hundreds from the international framing community were in attendance.  The event was emceed by Greg Perkins CPF, Marketing Manager for Larson Juhl and author of “Great Frame Design.”  Awards were given by Drew Van Pelt, CEO at Larson Juhl.  There were close to 900 entries internationally.

The winning framed textile piece by Whispering Woods Gallery was a blackwork stitchery stitched by Susan Gittlen MCPF and framed in Larson Juhl’s Marais line of moulding.  The piece was so popular at the shop that several customers stitched their own versions from the pattern. It is on display at the shop.

In 2014, Susan Gittlen of Whispering Woods Gallery captured two third place awards in the Photography and Documents categories.  She was also a judge in the Mirrors category for 2015.  A framed design specially designed by Susan for the event was displayed.

Whispering Woods Gallery is located in Holland, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.  Whispering Woods Gallery is a family owned and operated custom frame shop established in 1986 winning numerous framing design awards and employing the only Master Certified Picture Framer in the Philadelphia area.

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Latest Vintage Postcards Framed at Whispering Woods Gallery

We’ve been framing many vintage postcards this holiday season at Whispering Woods Gallery. Let us share a few with you.

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New in the Gallery! Solid Hardwood Frame Moulding made in Pennsylvania

Solid hardwood frame moulding made in Pennsylvania

Whispering Woods Gallery is happy to announce that we’ve added a new moulding line to our diverse selection of frames.  We have new hardwood moulding from American Moulding out of Lake Ariel, PA.  Not only is the wood from Pennsylvania trees, but it is handcrafted here too.  There is a wide selection of oak, ash, and cherry in many different profiles and stains.  Also there are barnwood and pine mouldings too.  These frames work well with country or rustic items as well as with items needing simplicity.

Signs of Summer

One of my favorite local artists, Karen Eckelmeyer, creates art that lets you celebrate summer all year round.  Every time I view the art of Karen Eckelmeyer, it takes me to a warm and sunny place at the shore.  Karen, a Bucks County, Pa resident, is self taught and works in colored pencil. It is easy to mistake her detailed work as being a photograph. Her fine art giclee prints of shells, stones and plants are timeless and will fascinate for years to come.  Give Sue a call for further information.


I feel like a celebrity!

Picture Framing Magazine article

Susan Gittlen MCPF made it to Picture Framing Magazine!

While attending our annual trade show in Las Vegas last January, I ran into Brian Wolf, one of the educators in the framing industry.  I asked him if he would look at some photos of my mat  designs.  He liked what I was designing and shared some great learning resources to help me increase my knowledge.  He also asked if I would help him with an upcoming article that he was writing about his area of expertise, decorative matting techniques.  Over the next few weeks we exchanged many emails to create an amazing article.  It seems as if the article was abbreviated a bit, but I was delighted to see my name in print in our industry’s trade magazine.

Some Vintage Postcard Fun

Many of you know that I enjoy working with vintage postcards. Linen era cards from the 30’s and 40’s are my favorites. Thinking of a project? I’m happy to help. I can frame your cards, or select from my extensive inventory. If I don’t have what you need, I’ll find you the perfect ones from other vendors. Here are a few framed pieces that I have created that showcase vintage postcards.

Latest Projects

We would like to share some of our latest framing projects at Whispering Woods Gallery. Enjoy!

From Roma handmade with love!

Take a trip to Italy to see how our beautiful Roma Photo Frames are crafted.